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their fury at what happened. last week, let's remember, this was the biggest selling pap ner britain with an unrivaled reputation for journalistic scoop spots. the press itself fell silent this morning for the final time. and this is the last edition. so it has been a very long week on what we call fleet street here in britain. it's also been a very uncomfortable week for media boss rupert murdoch. >> reporter: for millions in britain, sunday morning involves a walk to the news agent to pick up "news of the world." a ritual their parents, grandparents, even great grandparents would recognize. but with thank you and good-bye, today is their last chance. the 168-year-old tabloid that thrived on scandal and exposie ing hypocrisy has itself been destroyed by a scandal of its own. the paper is being investigated for paying police for information and allegation of voice mail hacking. one paper has dubbed this britain's watergate. there is questions about standards in british journalism have been raised. three people have been arrested including the paper's former editor, once a key aide to
2 to 10 years old. >>> now to the phone hacking scandal that is rocking britain. it's already forced the tabloid "news of the world" to close. it's now threatening a $12 billion deal to take over a british satellite broadcast company. jeffrey kofman has the latest now from london. >> reporter: rupert murdock rushed to london to rescue the $33 billion media empire he has spent his life building. "the news of the world," the paper that began his overseas expansion 42 years ago. the best-selling tabloid was on the newsstands here for the last time. >> if you've done wrong you face the consequences. >> reporter: the paper brought down by criminal compelses of reporters in search of sensational stories. in the eyes of many it was brought down by management that still refuses to acknowledge its own role. that is rebecca brooks. she was editor while many of the crimes were committed. 270 people lost their jobs this weekend. she stays. but murdock may lose a huge business deal. his plan to take 100% control of britain's b sky b satellite network. this scandal has highlighted what many in bri
murdoch's newspapers in great britain are being called out for allegedly breemping the privacy of everyone, from the former prime minister to the queen of england. murdoch himself along with his son and one of his top editors are being called by the british government to explain themselves. dan rivers, she in london. and, dan, tell us about this. it seems to go all the way at the top of newscorp. i understand we just lost dan. we're going it try to get back to dan as quickly as we can to bring you the very latest. i understand now we have dan. dan, can you hear me? dan? can you hear me? >> reporter: yes, i can hear you fine. >> dan, tell us about how high up this goes? we understand that now murdoch himself is expected to explain this mess to parliament? >> reporter: well, i think that the kind of million dollar question is, you know, how high up does this go? did james murdoch know about all this nefarious practices in news international? he has consistently maintained he knew nothing about it at all be shgs and equally rupert murdoch his father and his boss also says he was completely un
britain's scandals, tabloid "news of the world" rolled out its last issue today. [ applause ] >> the paper built a reputation reporting on some of the biggest scandals in the united kingdom. but the owner rupert murdoch ordered the publication closed after allegations of hacking by police and reporters. the paper has been a bridge institution for longer than a century. the final issue, says "thank you and good-bye." i'm sure there are many people, including some employees sorry to see it go today. >> i think a lot of people are sad to see it go i actually have a copy of the final edition here, "thank you and good-bye" is headline. they have some incredible headlines that they covered. this is a paper that's over a century old and they've covered everything from all kinds of scandals. and amazingly for example, things from 100 years ago, from charles dickens' time. so people very sad to see an institution like this go. we've seen reaction from other tabloids. the "sunday post" rediscover a warm, entertaining newspaper, honesty, integrity and decency. clearly a lot of other papers here are t
and his son james have now agreed to appear before a parliamentary committee investigating britain's phone hacking scandal. initially murdoch said he wouldn't be able to attend the july 19 hearing. the hearings were in response to allegations this journalists illegally listened to thousands of voice mails and bribed police. >>> the tsa is taking action to speed up security screening. tsa chief john pistole announced the first steps for a so-called trusted traveler program. the aim is toas security screening for passengers who voluntarily release certain information. initially the pilot test will be available only to current participants in a u.s. custom programs. those include certainly frequent flyers on american and delta airlines flying out of atlanta, detroit, miami and dallas. >>> time is running out for president obama and congressional leaders to reach a long-term deficit reduction deal. white house press secretary jay carney says if both sides fail to reach an agreement on spending cuts and tax hikes by friday, they will have to shift their focus to solei raising the debt ceiling.
new moon ritual. paganism has just been given the status of a religion in britain. and it's growing. some say there are 250,000 followers. so many that british police have issued guidelines for officers should they stumble upon something like this. >> some ceremonies include a blindfolded, naked participant whose hands may be bound. this is in accordance with ritual and has the full consent of the participant. >> reporter: does that happen? >> that relates to one particular ritual which you could find in some groups. it's an initiation rite is what it is. they're going through a death and a rebirth. >> reporter: simon was reborn 11 years ago. his wife used to be involved too. but they've got a kid now and sometimes it's hard to find a sitter. this is a large, large part of your life. >> yes. >> i ask that i may receive the blessing of the element of water. >> reporter: okay, so what is paganism? well, it's pre-christian, and basically, it's the worship of the land, animals, spirits and ancient gods. >> there's more and more people getting more involved. >> why?? >> i think it's beca
: this scandal is nothing less than an earthquake, sending tremors to the highest levels of power in britain. the people of this country shocked to learn that for the last 30 years, murdoch and his executives have been dictating policy to the politicians and the police. the murdochs certainly had the ear of britain's prime minister. in 15 months, david cameron has had 26 meetings with murdoch executives. more than twice the number of meetings he's had with any other news organization. how powerful was rupert murdoch here in britain? >> immensely powerful. the view of every prime minister for r e last 30 years is that no one can get elected without the blessing of the patriarch. >> reporter: it is now not clear that either murdoch can survive this crisis. news corporation shares have tumbled. if the company faces criminal charges, it could be forced to unload some of its most lucrative holdings in the u.s. including fox tv.ç this really is a dynasty on the brink. jeffrey kofman, abc news, london. >> what a drama. and kind of an ironic twist. some of the paper's websites w
angeles. britain's prince william and wife catherine begin a trip to the u.s. >>> and hundreds of thousands of people are in spain for the running of the bulls. some are already hospitalized, though, after jumping into the fray. why do they do it? we will have the story behind the ancient festival this hour. >>> and you better keep an eye on your cell phone bills. many of them may be on the way up. find out why and which way customers will be affected by it. few will be. >>> today, americans are remembering former first lady, betty ford. she died late yesterday at the age of 93, her family by her side. ford was thrust into the limelight when her husband, gerald ford, became president back in 1974, after richard nixon resigned. she was known for her candidness on issues like abortion, equal rights, and her own struggle with breast cancer and drug and alcohol addiction. barack obama released a statement, "today we take comfort in the knowledge that betty and her husband, former president gerald ford, are together once more. michelle and i send our thoughts and prayers to their ch
demanding to know in newspapers in britain broke any laws in the united states. not only for alleged phone hacking and privacy violations, but those that might involve 9/11 victims and also possible violations of america's foreign corrupt practices laws. one of the lawmakers calling for the investigation is republican congressman peter king of new york. among the four democrats of new jersey, senator lautenberg. >> they have no right to break the laws. they are an american corporation. it wouldn't matter if they were selling tires or selling roofs or what have you. those are the rules, those are the laws that we have to obey. >> we are getting reports this morning scotland yards made an arrest in connection with the news corporation's phone hacking scandal. london's top cop is going to be in the hot seat today. let's bring in dan rivers. he has the latest live in london this morning. good morning, dan. >> reporter: good morning, yeah. another arrest this morning in this police inquiry. we understand that may be a former editor of "the news of the world." that's according to sky news here.
with us. >> i'm chris wragge. there's been another development in britain's phone hacking scandal. a new arrest, a man said to be former editor of "news of the world" as pressure groiz on rupert murdoch to testify in london and possibly washington. new development every day. television deal with bsky b looks like it's -- >> out. >> -- a thing of the past. >>> with time going out, the president abruptly walked out of wednesday's meeting according to republicans. nancy cordes joins us live from capitol hill with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, chris. it appears that patience is wearing thin in the room where the president is meeting at the white house with eight top congressional leaders. both sides accuse the other of moving the goal posts, of failing to lead and now it appears the president has had enough. they may have been all smiles at the start of the meeting but tensions flaired after house majority leader eric cantor, republican from virginia, repeatedly proposed a series of short term extensions of the debt limit if a larger deal proved unattainable. "i
arrest. one of britain's top cops also resigned. abc's jeffrey kofman reports from london. >> reporter: the scandal that shuttered one of britain's oldest newspapers is nothing less than an earthquake. shaking this country to the core. the casualties just keep mounting. the latest? the head of scotland yard. sir paul stevenson resigned. he insisted he had no involvement in his force's failure to investigate widespread alleged criminal acts by murdock's journalists. nor the alleged bribery of police officers by reporters. >> i had no knowledge of the extent of this disgraceful practice. or indeed to the extent of it. and the repugnant nature of the selection of victims that is now emerging. >> reporter: and there is more. rebekah brooks, just days ago she was at the apex of power running rupert murdock's british operations. it is said he considered her his other daughter. on friday, she resigned from the company. she wawaarrereed. the tenth arrest since this scandal erupted two weeks ago. brooks was editor of "the news of the world" from 2000 to 2003, when much of the alleged criminal a
of his ceos and now he has to explain all of that to britain's parliament. it's the scandal that prompted this full-page apology in british papers today. rupert murdock promising to make changes in the way his people do business, saying we're sorry. but when we talked to a media analyst in london today, it says parliament doesn't want apologies, it wants to know if reporters were following their boss' personal agenda? >> i think that is the question, that media commentators, competitors and politicians have wanted to ask mr. murdock for 30 years and this is their opportunity to ask it. and it is the bigger, wider question, is there an undue influence between his newspapers and politics and government in this country, or is that a conspiracy theory? >> a nonmurdock friendly crowd met the media mogul when he left a meeting to meet with the family of a murdered teenagers whose phone was hacked by news of the world's reporters. >>> atlanta teachers are accused of fixing the standardized test scores of failing students, the cheating could go back as long as a decade. >>> epic gridlock? massive
on the part of his enemies to tear down the entire murdock empire in britain and the united states. this is going to go a long way. >> did he give them the rope to do that? >> i don't know if he did. somebody did a lot of things wrong. evil was done, but there are people who seize upon those acts who have other agendas and other games. >> willie, it's expanding fast. 4,000 people hacked. >> it's a matter of time before the investigation here starts. senator rockefeller is going to look into it. he's going to look under a lot of stones that may cause scurrying here in the states. >> no doubt. >>> new democratic fund raising numbers released. it's one of the top stories. also ahead, we are going to talk with dr. brzezinski and governor john. bill. >>> yesterday was the hottest day of the summer in many locations. as a whole, the hottest day. it was 102 in st. louis yesterday. 97 in d.c. roll lie hit 100. some of the cooler air is working its way in. it's less humid. it's not going to be that chilly, just less humid. the exceptions from oklahoma city to dallas, memphis to atlanta thro
of a sensational headline. in 2002, britain was riveted by the story of 13-year-old millie dowler who had vanished. this week it was revealed the paper listened to her voice mail, deleting old messages to make room for new ones. that activity gave her family and police hope that she was alive. false hope. millie was later found murdered. and there's more. six years ago, terrorist bombings in london killed 52 people. on this anniversary, grieving families learned the newspaper hacked their cell phones, trolling for intimate details. one of those cell phones belonged to graham fowlkes, who lost his son. >> it's a violation, isn't it. and i -- i still don't know what i think about it. other than i'm really angry. >> reporter: this scandal reaches beyond the murdoch empire. this week it was revealed that london police were selling the paper scoops in exchange for bribes. there are even allegations that the prime minister, a close friend of murdoch, turned a blind eye even though he knew what was going on. there is now an enormous criminal investigation under way. it includes dozens of police investiga
, that scandal, more rupert murdoch's newspapers. this as britain's prime minister speaks out how he and his family were targeted. >>> and sergeant surprise. a marine serving in afghanistan takes a chance on youtube and asks a favorite actress, mila kunis, to a military ball. >> take a second to think about it, get back to me. >> her response? yes! and now he's the envy of the corps. this is "today" on july 12th, 2011. >>> and welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning. i'm ann curry. >> i'm matt lauer. nice to see you. >> nice to see you. welcome back. we really missed you. partner in crime. >> i had perfect weather on vacation. now that perfect sunny weather has turned perfect, sunny and brutally hot. if you're in the new york area today, hopefully your afternoon plans will be indoor. our heat index, about 103 today. >> we're not alone. heat advisories have been issued for at least 18 states, matt. and in illinois, the dangerous temperatures are blamed for at least one death. we'll get details and al's forecast straight ahead. >>> nbc news investigates a controversy involving gop president
? >> you know what, it's a big thing for me, especially when i put that vest on. have the great britain supporters behind me. i'm excited. >> reporter: less than an hour away the american invasion has already begun. the white water center, home of the kayak and canoe event. when you look at this course and think a year out, what fires you up? >> i love this course. it's big white water, americans historically are good at white water. >> reporter: to test the waters and put one of the lead appreciated works to ourselves, brent kyle invited a novice on board. your best advice is what? >> the less you do, the better we are. >> the less i do the better we are? >> yes. >> appreciate that vote of confidence. come on! oh, boy! oh! oh, boy. the real celebrations are still to come in a city that embraces the majesty of the old and the excitement of the new. >> we will do it in a way that we believe is spectacular and it will be spectacular. it's going to be great for the world to watch. it's going to be great for our children to watch. it's going to be exciting. ♪ >> reporter: that white water
the top of the hour. a couple headlines. new twist in the scandal surrounding newspapers in britain owned by news international today. former prime minister gordon brown accused the sunday times of hiring criminals to obtain confidential information about his private life by hacking into his bank account. news international is owned by news corp., the parent company of fox news. >>> and new video of riots in ireland that injured 22 police officers, catholics and protestants took to the streets with petro bombs and bricks. protestants were celebrating the battle victory over catholics. >>> brian, back to you. >> brian: talks resume today, congress about to go into a meeting in about ten minutes. but before she goes to that meeting, to her caucus, kathy mcmorris rogers, vice chairmanwoman of the house republican conference joins us now. congresswoman, in your estimation, the republicans have won the first -- for the first time in years, won the women's vote this time. why did they? >> the reason that the republicans won the women's vote is because women all across this country saw where pre
. in this country and in great britain as well, we have what's called the litigation privilege. a fancy phrase meaning whatever you say in a courtroom or whatever you say in furtherance of what goes on in the courtroom, could be in a judge's chambers. could be in a conference room is absolutely privileged meaning it cannot form the basis for litigation. if that were not so, then these trials would never end and people would always sue others for what they said during the course of the trial. also if that were not so, it might inhibit people from answering truthfully a question put to them in the courtroom. now, this is a little bit unusual because it came from the mouth of the lawyer. whatever lawyers say in the courtroom cannot form the basis of a lawsuit. where did he get this from? did he make this up or did she tell him to say this? if he made it up, he committed an ethics violation but that's between him and the ethics prosecutors in florida. if she gave him information on which to base this outrageous claim, then he's not only permitted to do it but he exercised his judgment and decided
britain's best selling sunday paper because of a phone hacking scandal. message on the paper's website read "this newspaper is truly sorry." allegation surfaced that the paper's pleas hacked in voice mail and paid police for information. news corp. is also the parent company of fox news channel. >>> it is the last day in america for the royal newlyweds. they have another very busy one. duke and duchess of cambridge are making time for the arts. william and kathryn will visit inner city arts, program in the heart of los angeles that provides arts education for at-risk kids. after that, the royal cup will head to a job fair for service members that aim to help find work for troops returning to civilian life. last night they attended a hollywood fundraiser and prescription william put on his polo gear and scored four goals in a charity polo match in santa barbara. >>> a strong earthquake jolted japan but luckily a tsunami warning has been canceled. the 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit near the city of "fox news sundayof sendai.but no damage w. the nuclear plant was danieled in the earlier qua
made -- britain is that the supreme court has made it clear the ability to raise and spend money is really a first amendment right and that is -- doesn't mean that you can't have some constraints, but i think they've made very clear and rulings throughout the last 34 years that you cannot put constraints on the ability to go out, talk about politics, run your campaign. now, one development has been that a lot of candidates now do supposedly testing the waters, you know, they start running for president within days, it seems, after the last election. and what happens is they have gotten very coy about when they actually form their presidential campaign exploratory committee. they actually test the waters before they actually test the waters. and it does make -- you have this feeling of the perpetual campaign. but given our court system, given our -- the way that campaign finance and laws have been interpreted by this court over the years, i don't think there's really any constitutional way to say you cannot raise money and start competing. and the reason that people start running
. a controversial in vitro lottery will launch in britain giving protective parents winning thousands of dollars towards expensive fertility treatment. tickets of the so-called game will be sold online, and every month. some are now calling the lottery wrong and entirely inappropriate. and this isn't your average invitation, a marine asked mila kuhnous out on a date from afghanistan. >> and just want to one thing i'd like to ask you, like you, on november 18th, from greenville, north carolina with yours truly. take a second, think about it, get back to me. >> wow, the sergeant's got more of the 3rd battalion, 2nd marines posted this on youtube and we don't know if she's watched it yet. no word on her response. those are your headlines. now, time for the 7th annual wounded warrior, injured troops in afghanistan gathered and everything from scuba diving, kayaking, water skiing and more. rick reichmuth is trying to keep up. >> exactly the 7th year this event has been doing on and joined by will parker, you lost your leg on may 31st, i think may 31st and that's a few weeks ago. >> yeah, about four o
you so much. we'll get the rest of your forecast in a bit. >>> for now, to britain's deepening phone hacking scandal. this morning there are claims that journalists from other rupert murdoch's other papers were involve and the alleged target is former p.m. gordon brown. stephanie goss is in london with this. stephanie, good morning. >> good morning, ann. gordon brown does not mince his words when he spoke to the bbc this morning about rupert murdoch's papers me said those papers used people to gather information on known criminals. the allegations appearing in the british press over the last 24 hours claiming that brown's personal information has been relentlessly pursued for the last decade. a scandal that started with just one of rupert murdoch's tabloids is spreading. now two more of the media mogae gu mogul's newspapers "the sun" and "the tusun times." an adviser to gordon brown said in 2006, the editor on "the sun" paper and "news of the world" contacted the browns saying that they knew their newborn son had cystic fibrosis and it was going to print the story. gordon brown spoke
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